New York City never pales, but it’s almost time for us to start on a real adventure – three months on the road, exploring the wonders of the American South. Don has of course been mapping this trip for months, and we may need another car just for the guidebooks. After a whole summer spent getting our home ready for visitors (surely you heard about our flood?), we are now just about ready to start packing.
Packing? OMG – packing for three months. Well…let’s think of it more as a two-week trip, because there will be weekly laundry stops. Of course, in the middle of all this is a business trip to Las Vegas. Surely there is some humor in interrupting a vacation to take a business trip to LV, but that’s my story.
This weekend we take down the suitcases, have intense “discussions” about what is essential, do a final sweep around the apartment to make sure it’s presentable and ready for company, empty out the fridge, and then figure out how to eliminate some of the baggage. We are trying to keep in mind that very few people will see us more than once, and remember that there are actually stores outside of Manhattan. That combination of thoughts will inspire our editing process.
Wish us well…